U.S. Rep. William Timmons (R-SC) defended the teaching of gender ideology in K-5 education during an interview with Citizen Media News.
Timmons said that he can understand why gender ideology would be taught to elementary school children because he had sex-ed in sixth grade. He then went on to argue that the teaching of gender ideology might not be a bad idea because children will already be exposed to it on the internet.
“At some point people are gonna get this on the internet and on Instagram and on Tik Tok or whatever,” Timmons said.
Hundreds of districts across the country include books on gender ideology and LBGTQ issues — a number of which contain sexually graphic content — that are taught to students as young as Kindergarten age.
In one example, Jacob’s New Dress — a book about a boy who wants to dress like a girl — is a reading requirement for second-grade students in the Haverford School District.
Timmons went on to further defend transgender ideology when the interviewer pointed out the absurdity of it. “If somebody says a boy can be a girl and a girl can be a boy, this is the most insane postmodern ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen,” the interviewer said.
“But there are literally people that have medical degrees that disagree with this,” Timmons shot back.
William Timmons is currently facing multiple primary challengers in South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District.